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Probe ordered into fake news on NRI vote

IANS  |  Panaji 

The on Tuesday directed the police to probe circulating on social media, which claims overseas voters are eligible to vote online for the upcoming elections and by-elections for three Assembly seats, an official statement said.

In the statement issued here, the Directorate of Information and Publicity, has also cautioned voters to not fall prey to the and urged overseas voters to visit polling booths with their passports to cast ballot on April 23 when the state is scheduled to go to polls.

"It is observed that some people are spreading through using the logo of the creating confusion among the general public," the statement said.

"Taking cognizance of such fake news and complaint received about the same, the office of the has referred the matter to the police to investigate and take necessary action against people who are spreading such fake news and causing disturbance in the conduct of election process," it further said.

It also said the "has not made any provision of for NRIs during the Elections 2019".

has a sizeable chunk of expat population who have migrated to Europe, among others for employment purposes.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 21:42 IST
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